Task Force Experiment!

Taftie members and International Partners are invited to the second open workshop.
The idea of these workshops is to disseminate the knowledge and better embed experimental thinking in our agencies. 


26.1.2021, 10:30-12:00: What can experimentation do for us?

How has experimentation been used and what have we learnt?


In this session we will showcase a number of experiments that can inform innovation policy. Providing inspiration and guidance for those new to this approach. 


We will start with the questions that were set out to answer and consider how this shaped the experiments. Then look at the outcomes measured and what the findings can tell us.


A few examples of trials, selected from the many available, can be found in this IGL blog. Whilst this paper offers broader reflections on the use of experiments for innovation policy.


Registration is possible for Taftie Members and Taftie International Partners until January 20 via this link: REGISTRATION





Task Force Experiment!


The Task Force on Experimentation EXPERIMENT! will enable participants to acquire knowledge and gain experience on experimental approaches through “learning-bydoing”. The term “experimental approaches” covers the variety from fully fledged RTCs to more pragmatic and simple, yet systematic and structured piloting, all in real life environment.

The whole setup of the Task Force EXPERIMENT! aims at mutual exchange and action learning while carrying out such experimental approaches.

It allows for flexibility in scope and time, as agencies will start from different positions and will have to follow different schedules with their experiments and pilots.

Some will be able to contribute with their experience from past or ongoing pilots, others will be in the ideation and starting phase, while again other agencies may not carry out any experiments or pilots themselves but want to learn more about experimental approaches. In many cases, experimentation will need to be coordinated with the respective principals, which also calls for flexibility in the Task Force.


The TF will be organised through a sequence of workshops. Workshop locations should rotate so the workshops can be hosted by different agencies.


The Task Force was established by the Board in June 2019 and will be operational till the end of 2021 (including the scheduled dissemination workshop)


In the member area of this website Taftie Members can access the repository of TF Experiment (document section, category Task Forces) will information on experimentation (general introcuduction and guidelines) and the work of the Task Force.